I’m A Celebrity’s Ruthie boasts about ‘sh*gging in the bedrooms’ of Buckingham Palace
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Ruthie Henshall has boasted about "sh*gging"in the bedrooms of Buckingham Palace on I'm A Celebrity.
The 53-year-old theatre actress divulged all to EastEnders star Shane Richie – including drunkenly singing to entertain the royal family at Balmoral.
In the revealing royal conversation, she spoke of her relationship with Prince Edward, when the pair dated back in the Nineties for around five years.
Turning to Shane, West End stage star Ruthie said: “You performed in Buckingham Palace, you sang in the gardens, I s****ed in the bedrooms.”
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Shane replied: “I want to talk to you about that. You want to talk about it?”
“Yes” she replied, and she made her way over to him and the two sat in Shane's hammock to speak about her royal relationship.
Ruthie then recalled: “Lovely bloke. And I genuinely fell in love with him.
“He was a production assistant at Andrew Lloyd Webber's. And he then called me himself (Andrew) and he wanted me to play the lead in A Star Is Born.
“And Edward was my point of contact. He was the one who'd call me up and say you';re rehearsing at 2 o'clock or whatever. And he said to me would you like to come to mine and watch the film of A Star Is Born with me and you can have some dinner.
“I was like 'what, at the Palace, is that where you live?'.”
Shane said: “Is that what he meant? God that is so weird. Watching A Star Is Born with Prince Edward.”
Shane then asked: "So when did you think we're going to do jiggy boom boom? We're going to do jiggy boom boom soon. I'm going to be new queen of England"
"No" protested Ruthie. “He invited me to Windsor for the weekend as we're walking I'm seeing a table outside and there's people sitting round it and I'm thinking that looks like the Queen and I remembered my dad had said to me that if you ever meet the Queen he said you curtsy and call her ma'am.
“I grab her hand like this (handshake), forget all about the curtsy and I'm like really really pleased to meet you, really pleased to meet you.”
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Shane then asked if Ruthie had known Princess Diana very well.
Ruthie replied: "I met her a couple of times and one of my favourite times was when we were at Balmoral, there was Diana, The Queen, Margaret, the Queen Mother, Charles, Edward, myself."
Shane asked "Were you talking to Diana?"
Ruthie said: "Yeah, she was lovely. I don't remember an awful lot because Charles gave me my first martini.
"I'd never tried it before so I was fairly . . .I had two of them and I was like woah . . ."
Shane then asked if she had gone “into show tunes” and starting to sing.
Smiling Ruthie said: “Let me tell you. Margaret she goes 'yes, yes, oh sing us a song from that show you're in' and I was in Les Mis at the time. So I sang I Dreamed A Dream and I must have changed key three times because I was so p***ed on martinis.”
Prince Edward went on to marry Sophie Rhys-Jones in 1999, although he and Ruthie are said to still be on good terms.
In 2008, Ruthie revealed during an appearance on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs that she and Prince Edward dated “solidly for a couple of years”, but were romantically involved “on and off” for around five years.
*I'm A Celebrity returns tomorrow at 9pm on ITV